Latest Windows Office Insider Preview Build 13406.20000(Beta Channel) adds new features to Excel, PowerPoint

October 11, 2020

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Microsoft releases a new Office Insider Preview Build 13406.20000 for Windows users in Beta Channel. The new Office Insider Preview Build brings new features to Excel, PowerPoint, and adds fixes for bugs in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project. You can read the full official changelog below.

Changelog

Excel

Create Power Platform dataflows from queries

You can now export your queries into Power Query templates that can be used to create new Power Platform dataflows.

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue where Filename was not changing after a SaveAs operation with COM add-ins enabled.
  • We fixed an issue when Auto-Save fails with incorrect/misleading error message when there’s a bad measure definition in the Excel data model.
  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

PowerPoint

Export animated GIF in a range

Select a range of slides when exporting to animated GIF.

Create GIFs with transparent backgrounds

We’ve begun rolling out the ability to export animated GIFs with a transparent background.

Learn more >

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

Outlook

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue where quick print for image attachments resulted in error, “Windows can’t find this picture. Check the location, and then try again”.
  • Fixes an issue that caused some users to see Outlook to start in an Offline state until they manually chose to work online.

Project

Notable fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the NewVal in the ProjectBeforeTaskChagne event doesn’t have the correct value if a lag is changed within a Task Form type view.
  • Fixed an issue where if you have a task list in a project site and group the task list, you will not be able to quick edit the task list.
  • Fixed an issue where if you update an enterprise resource via CSOM, resource max units may be lost.

Word

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

Office Suite

Notable fixes

  • We fixed an issue where SSO API interactive Sign-In was returning an error code.

To update to the latest Office Insider Preview Build, open any Office program and go to File> Account> Update Options> Update Now.

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